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Patient Testimonials

"Several years ago my jaw completely locked. It was a terrifying experience. Luckily, my dentist recommended that I see Dr. Buchanan. Under Dr. Buchanan's calm, skilled, and experienced direction, I was able to understand my predicament and the process needed to improve. Her wonderful demeanor completely put me at ease and although it was a slow recovery (jaws are tricky that way) I was continually encouraged. Recently, a new dentist recommended a procedure that left me skeptical. Just in case I was missing something, I contacted Dr. Buchanan. Sure enough, nothing that was suggested would improve my situation, in fact, it could damage my progress. It is critical to have an expert available to keep me going in the right direction and I’m so appreciative of Dr. Buchanan’s willingness to confer with me on any question that may come up. Oh, and she has a wonderful sense of humor too. It is good to laugh in the midst of healing."

"I am extraordinarily grateful to Dr. Buchanan—not only for her remarkable clinical and research knowledge but also for her gift of being able to understand and relate to problems patients face. A few years ago, one of her colleagues at UCSF referred me to her for issues related to sleep apnea and temporomandibular pain. Dr. Buchanan was able to develop a conservative and multi-modal treatment plan that has been highly successful. More recently, after having received a rather shocking diagnosis of an issue related to my oral health, I was extremely fortunate to be able to schedule a consultation with Dr. Buchanan. After reviewing my medical records and conducting a thorough examination, Dr. Buchanan not only provided a correct diagnosis—but also outlined specific steps that I needed to take to address and resolve my problem. I am not sure what I would have done had Dr. Buchanan not been there for me."

"I worked with Dr. Buchanan to tame my snoring and drive better sleep for my wife and myself. She spent time with me to explain each step of the process. There were 8 adjustments possible with the mouth appliance (essentially a mouth guard), and I was prepared to increment through many of them. The first setting completely and fully solved my snoring right out of the gate. It is totally amazing, and this is life-changing! I now have a happy wife and much better sleep for myself as well. I could not be happier with the outcome and the care provided by Dr. Buchanan."


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